This week begins the start of Nurses Week. There is no job like that of a nurse, and perhaps it shouldn’t be labeled a job, but more a lifestyle. A lifestyle that requires patience, selflessness, and above all: compassion. It takes a special kind of person to have the ability to care for people on a daily basis as if they are your own family, when in reality they are complete strangers. They carry with them the healing and comfort that patients and families need during times of confusion, pain, distress and sadness…and while they may not hear “Thank You” very often, if at all, it never seems to harden their hearts or make them care any less, or work any less harder at their job. It takes a special kind of person…….it takes a Nurse.